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Global Warming
 by: Helena Ray
  • WHAT IS GLOBAL WARMING?
    The earth's weather and climate is driven by the sun. The sun heats the earths surface and then planet earth radiates energy back into space. Atmospheric green house gases trap the out going energy. If the earth didn't have a natural green house gas effect temperatures would be much lower. The problem we are facing now is the increase in atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases, which primarily comes from burning fossil fuels. These fossil fuels comes from cars, trucks, trains, buses, and power in factories and residential homes.

  • The United States has long been the world's leading developer of new technologies however; we are also the leading global warming polluter. U.S.A. only has 4 percent of the world's population, however we produce 25 percent of the carbon dioxide pollution. We have a responsibility, as individuals and as a nation, to lead the world toward slashing emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases. The United States emits about one fifth of total greenhouse gases into the air annually. The following are the percentages of emission release into our air, 98% carbon dioxide emission, 24% methane emission, 18% nitrous oxide emissions.

  • America's cars, trucks and buses account for 20 percent of U.S. global warming pollution, as well as soot and smog that damage human lungs. The signs of global warming are all around us, from melting glaciers to stifling heat waves. Eight of the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 1990, and scientists say global warming is likely to disrupt water supplies, flood coastal areas, increase disease outbreaks and cause fragile lands, such as alpine meadows and coastal marshes, to vanish. The summer of 2003 has been extremely hot and humid all over the world. Areas that normally have low humidity and cooler temperatures were hot and humid. Many deaths occurred as well. What are we doing to our world? Start to think about it. Instead of fixing the problem before it gets worse, we develop cars that are even more inefficient. Why?? Are we still purchasing cars that use more oil to a gallon? Building cars that burn less gas cost less to operate and drastically cut down on pollution. America's automobiles pump 1.4 billion tons of co2 pollution into the atmosphere each year.

  • We all know with our advanced technology large positive changes can be made to our environment. Oh, but what about the oil companies?? Will they make their money? Yes, they will still make a bundle of money cause they make sick money now with overcharging us for oil and creating gas-guzzling vehicles. Automakers have used a legal loophole to make SUV'S far less fuel efficient than they could be; the explosive sales of these vehicles has propelled a 20 percent increase in transportation-related carbon dioxide pollution over the last decade. Closing this loophole and requiring SUV'S, minivans and pick-up trucks to be as efficient as cars would yield savings of 120 million tons a year by 2010.

  • A little less profits won't kill them. Think? Who are you helping? Not yourself or your children, because your suffering on a daily and yearly basis with the damage fossil fuels are doing to our earth and you and your families health.

    Whatever happened to the fight within us? Fighting for what is right!! Our children and the nature of the world (including animals and sea life) can't fight. They depend on us to notice this injustice. Greed is a terrible thing. These companies care nothing about you or our world for that matter. It's all about them living in the moment.

  • Please take the time to think and make small changes within your daily lives. Several organizations are working for solutions to global warming. We ask you to participate. First visit http://actionnetwork.org/campaign /globalwarming_petition?source=edhp to sign a petition that the Environmental Defense Council has formed to get one million signatures to our president of the USA to pursue him to see our immense problem with global warming. (Isn't it a shame that we have to heavily pursue our president to make changes regarding global warming which affect all of us including him and his family? You would think he would see this massive problem on his own if he were such a credible human being.)

DID YOU KNOW??

  • WHAT IS GLOBAL WARMING?
    The earths weather and climate is driven by the sun. The sun heats the earths surface and then planet earth radiates energy back into space. Atmospheric green house gases trap the out going energy. If the earth didn't have a natural green house gas effect temperatures would be much lower. The problem we are facing now is the increase in atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases, which primarily comes from burning fossil fuels. These fossil fuels comes from cars, trucks, trains, buses, and power in factories and residential homes.

  • The United States has long been the world's leading developer of new technologies however; we are also the leading global warming polluter. U.S.A. only has 4 percent of the world's population, however we produce 25 percent of the carbon dioxide pollution. We have a responsibility, as individuals and as a nation, to lead the world toward slashing emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases. The United States emits about one fifth of total greenhouse gases into the air annually. The following are the percentages of emission release into our air, 98% carbon dioxide emission, 24% methane emission, 18% nitrous oxide emissions.

  • America's cars, trucks and buses account for 20 percent of U.S. global warming pollution, as well as soot and smog that damage human lungs. The signs of global warming are all around us, from melting glaciers to stifling heat waves. Eight of the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 1990, and scientists say global warming is likely to disrupt water supplies, flood coastal areas, increase disease outbreaks and cause fragile lands, such as alpine meadows and coastal marshes, to vanish. The summer of 2003 has been extremely hot and humid all over the world. Areas that normally have low humidity and cooler temperatures were hot and humid. Many deaths occurred as well. What are we doing to our world? Start to think about it. Instead of fixing the problem before it gets worse, we develop cars that are even more inefficient. Why?? Are we still purchasing cars that use more oil to a gallon? Building cars that burn less gas cost less to operate and drastically cut down on pollution. America's automobiles pump 1.4 billion tons of co2 pollution into the atmosphere each year.

  • We all know with our advanced technology large positive changes can be made to our environment. Oh, but what about the oil companies?? Will they make their money? Yes, they will still make a bundle of money cause they make sick money now with overcharging us for oil and creating gas-guzzling vehicles. Automakers have used a legal loophole to make SUV'S far less fuel efficient than they could be; the explosive sales of these vehicles has propelled a 20 percent increase in transportation-related carbon dioxide pollution over the last decade. Closing this loophole and requiring SUV'S, minivans and pick-up trucks to be as efficient as cars would yield savings of 120 million tons a year by 2010.

  • A little less profits won't kill them. Think? Who are you helping? Not yourself or your children, because your suffering on a daily and yearly basis with the damage fossil fuels are doing to our earth and you and your families health.

    Whatever happened to the fight within us? Fighting for what is right!! Our children and the nature of the world (including animals and sea life) can't fight. They depend on us to notice this injustice. Greed is a terrible thing. These companies care nothing about you or our world for that matter. It's all about them living in the moment.
TAKE ACTION
  • Take Action!! Clean air Solutions!!
    Power plants are the largest U.S. source of global warming pollution, producing 2.5 billion tons of heat-trapping pollution every year. But we can meet our energy needs without all the pollution.

    Most of our electricity comes from decades-old, dirty coal-burning power plants -- these dinosaurs can be phased out and replaced with cleaner plants.

    Relying more on renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar power and hydrogen fuel cells, would dramatically reduce global warming pollution. California has required its largest utilities to get 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources within 15 years; other states could do the same.

  • We can make our homes, offices and industries much more energy-efficient, which would cut pollution and save money. Each time you choose a compact fluorescent light bulb over an incandescent bulb, you'll lower your energy bill and keep half a ton of carbon dioxide out of the air.

    Clean Car and No fossil fuel Solutions:
    Automobiles are the second-largest U.S. source of heat-trapping pollution, pumping 1.4 billions tons into the atmosphere each year. But cost-effective technologies are already available that would reduce global warming pollution from cars and light trucks of all sizes.

    Hybrid gas-electric engines can cut global warming pollution by one-third or more; Honda and Toyota have hybrid models on the market today, and wagon, minivan and SUV models will be available within a year or two from a number of automakers.

    Automakers have the technology right now to raise fuel economy standards for new cars and light trucks to a combined 40-mpg.

  • When you do look to purchase your favorite car and unfortunately its not hybrid then try to buy a car that's more fuel-efficient. Thank you for opening your eyes and becoming more aware. Please help support the cause of Convictions of the Heart. We are an informative site to help you and your family become aware of the current environmental problems and the personal effects on your health. We also offer alternative products through our green merchants, which are environmentally safe and healthy for everyone.

    Help support Convictions of the Heart's campaign against environmental destruction. We donate 5% of our profits to non-profit environmental organizations. Raising our awareness for humanity will greatly contribute to health and happiness for our future generations.

About the Author
Helena Ray is the creator of Convictions of the Heart, a website dedicated to helping people become aware of the current environmental problems and the personal effects on your health. Convictions of the Heart supports all green merchants and offers a variety of environmentally friendly products, all natural products, and whole foods.

Help Support our Cause

Please help support the cause of Convictions of the Heart. We are an informative site to help you and your family become aware of the current environmental problems and the personal effects on your health. We also offer alternative products through our green merchants, which are environmentally safe and healthy for everyone. Help support Convictions of the Heart's campaign against environmental destruction. We donate 5% of our profits to non-profit environmental organizations. Raising our awareness for humanity will greatly contribute to health and happiness for our future generations.
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